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'''Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev''' (;[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/turgenev "Turgenev"]. ''Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary''. ; September 3, 1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright. His first major publication, a short story collection entitled ''A Sportsman's Sketches'' (1852), was a milestone of Literary realism|Russian Realism, and his novel ''Fathers and Sons (novel)|Fathers and Sons'' (1862) is regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction.
Birth nameIvan Sergeyevich Turgenev
Birth date{{birth date|1818|11|9|mf=y}}
Birth placeOryol|Orel, Russian Empire
{{small|(now Oryol, Russia|Russian Federation)}}
Death date{{death date and age|1883|9|3|1818|11|9|mf=y}}
Death placeBougival, Seine-et-Oise, French Third Republic|France
OccupationWriter
GenreNovel, play, short story
Subject| movement = Realist literature|Realism
Notableworks''A Sportsman's Sketches'' • ''Fathers and Sons (novel)|Fathers and Sons'' • ''A Month in the Country (play)|A Month in the Country''
InfluencesWilliam Shakespeare|Shakespeare, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe|Goethe, Alexander Pushkin|Pushkin, Vissarion Belinsky|Belinsky, Mikhail Lermontov|Lermontov, Lord Byron|Byron, Friedrich Schiller|Schiller, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel|Hegel, August Wilhelm Schlegel|Schlegel, Arthur Schopenhauer|Schopenhauer, Mikhail Bakunin|Bakunin, Pavel Annenkov|Annenkov, Alexander Druzhinin|Druzhinin
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